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Old 11-13-2013, 09:23 AM
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Re: .280 for Moose..??

I killed several moose while I lived in Alaska with a Ruger 77 280 and 160 partiotion it was all I had when I made the move it did very well kept my shots in the 200 and under range and it was more than effective
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:38 AM
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Re: .280 for Moose..??

280 is fine for moose. Try to keep the kinetic energy above 1500 to give a nice penetration.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:13 PM
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Re: .280 for Moose..??

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280 is fine for moose. Try to keep the kinetic energy above 1500 to give a nice penetration.

Well...loaded with a double handsfull of H4831 I should be able to get about 2800 FPS which should give me a decent midrange velocity of at least 1500, seeing as how Id consider it a 300 yd moose gun.
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Old 11-14-2013, 01:53 AM
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Re: .280 for Moose..??

Bullet design is key in every caliber you hunt with. If you are reloading, many bullet manufactures have data in which they recommend a specific bullet matched with velocities for optimum performances for certain game categories. Lets say for instance, one wouldn't load a bullet designed for a 22 hornet with its thin walled jacket and push it thru a 220 swift and expect entry and exit wounds. The splat factor would be off the charts. Do the homework, select the bullet design specific for game you are hunting and optimum velocities which the firearm you choose and punch rounds down field at targets until you can hold some decent groups. Oh, when a moose is in your crosshairs, calm down, take deep breaths, hold steady and squeeze the trigger.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:00 PM
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Re: .280 for Moose..??

On the subject of bullets...Hornady has a 175 SP with a BC of .462.....and their 175 RN only has a BC of 285...?? With the same weight I can drive them the same speed out of the rifle...but it seems like the SP will have much more SMACK at target.!! What say you guys?
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:41 PM
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Re: .280 for Moose..??

Nosler Partition 7mm 175grain BC is listed as .519. That's likely the direction I would go.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:17 PM
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Nosler Partition 7mm 175grain BC is listed as .519. That's likely the direction I would go.
oooohhhh!! Thats getting right up there aint it?
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